March 2019

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First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

March 18, 2019
PG's lovable picker John Bohlinger uses the Page formula (Les Paul and Tele) to test out the new 1x10 combo based on a heralded stadium-filling 1959 Super Lead.
Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

March 15, 2019
A lightning-fast neck and a solid electronics package grace this 4-string with a boutique vibe.
First Look: Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay

First Look: Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay

March 14, 2019
Hear how Chicago's Jonny Wator uses a Princeton 2399 IC digital chip to reproduce an analog-voiced echo machine dripping with pleasantly nasty repeats.
Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
Source Audio True Spring Review

Source Audio True Spring Review

March 12, 2019
The digital gurus’ super-authentic spring reverb emulation offers plug-and-play simplicity and deep-diving customizability.
First Look: Keeley Synth-1

First Look: Keeley Synth-1

March 11, 2019
The hippie-zen cowboy saddles up his custom PRS to tussle with one of the mod scientist's weirdest pedals to date.
Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
First Look: Strymon Volante

First Look: Strymon Volante

March 7, 2019
We ecstatically wander the maze of delay, 'verb, and looping possibilities in the digital mastermind's latest stomp.
Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

March 4, 2019
John Bohlinger has a trial run with the storied guitar maker's new American-made flattop reminiscent of the iconic J-45, but with a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a welcoming price tag.
Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

February 27, 2019
We caught up with these two sons of American rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—as they were on their verge of launching their new Allman Betts Band.
Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon Review

Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon Review

February 27, 2019
The Grand Canyon’s core sound quality is excellent. Echoes are smooth and detailed, devoid of graininess or harsh resonance.
First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

February 25, 2019
With a 1955 Fender Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul Special, and a humbucker-loaded PRS DGT, John Bohlinger faces off with the 6V6-loaded combo that has spring reverb, five power levels, and includes two operating-classes.
Peavey Max 150 Review

Peavey Max 150 Review

February 22, 2019
A familiar combo gets a refresh as a stealthy-looking, feature-packed machine.
First Look: Orange TremLord 30

First Look: Orange TremLord 30

February 21, 2019
John Bohlinger straps on a T-style, vintage Strat, and new Les Paul to test out the EL84 combo that warbles with two separate tube-driven tremolos and rich, lush 'verb.
Rig Rundown: The Struts

Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
First Look: Abasi Pathos

First Look: Abasi Pathos

February 14, 2019
PG's Perry Bean grabs an EMG-loaded ESP to explore the spectrum of nastiness in the Animals As Leaders frontman's namesake dirt box.
Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

Damnation Audio Ugly Twin Review

February 11, 2019
Three cascaded distortion effects in a single box.